Ilene Adams, Prolific Artist, in Three Juried Exhibits

Ilene Adams has been very busy in this early part of season!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that her art is displayed in several juried shows and she has another opening in Jupiter on November 15th!  Ilene works in photography, mixed media and drawings.  Her accomplishments as a leader in the arts community as well as running her own marketing business confirm that she is not only dedicated to her own art, but others as well.  Read all of the details in this article!

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery


Ilene Adams

Opening Reception

Friday, November 15th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs  November 15th – December 27th

Jupiter Community Center is located at

210 Military Trail near the Police Station



Ilene Adams has been busy early this season with her art displayed in several shows and soon to be featured in the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery.  The show will run from  November 15 through December 27th with the opening on Friday, November 15th from 6-8PM. The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public. Ilene will show a combination of her work including mixed media, photography and drawings.







She currently has work in the 3rd Annual Juried Photography Show at the Palm Beach State Gallery at Eissey Campus, Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park and The Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild Gallery at Midtown.



Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places.



Ilene states, “I believe that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another. The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.



"We All Have Wings"

“We All Have Wings”

She tells us, “My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”



Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye.  In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg.”






Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works.  Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (


"Lillies and Squiggles"

“Lillies and Squiggles”


Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.



Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Palm Beach State Eissey Gallery, The Guild Gallery, Art on Park Gallery, Whole Foods (Solo Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome, Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.


You can contact Ilene or see her work at or by email at      561.346.0172 “like” my Facebook Page!!

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Roxanne Lewis SOLO Exhibit Opens in Lake Park

The Rickie Report is excited to invite you to Roxanne Lewis’ premiere SOLO exhibit!  While meeting her at the Artists of Palm Beach County and seeing her work, we encouraged her to seek additional avenues to show and sell her work.  More information about her public reception in April is in this article!




Lake Park Library

529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

Public Reception

April 4, 2013

6 – 8 pm  

Exhibit Continues through April 30th


Roxanne Lewis tells The Rickie Report, “My first experience in the art world was in high school, with a teacher who coached me in my love of art, along with my Mother, who worked with oil on canvas as a hobby also.  After graduating from high school, I got married and had 3 children.  I got some time to work with oils on canvas and loved it, but was working and busy with raising my children, which took up much of my time”

Roxanne Lewis

Roxanne Lewis


In her 20’s,  she met Lawrence Russo, an artist of  international renown, both for his sculptures and oils of canvas.  He won numerous awards, plus gold and silver medals in NYC in international art competitions there.   She shares, “He liked my art work and said he would take me under his wing and teach me.  It was my honor to be his student for two years, along side the one and only other student he mentored.  During this time, he worked with me on my own paintings and I collaborated with him on a large mural in Scranton, PA.”

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A few years later, Roxanne completed three scenes for the Robertson Ballet Co. and the New York City Ballet Companies.   She exhibited and sold some of her paintings in the Robertson Art Gallery, Binghampton, NY.   To further her experience, Roxanne took drawing lessons at College Misericordia, Dallas, PA.  She displayed her art in various shows in Shavertown, PA. and sold commissioned work as well.


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In the early 1980’s, Roxanne  worked with an artist colleague and created a large mural in the Assembly of God Church in Trucksville, PA.  After many years of owning and running her own real estate company and raising her family, Roxanne retired.   She takes art courses at Kings Point, Delray Beach, FL, and finds herself ” back in my beloved creative art element.  I believe gifts are meant to be shared.  I am pleased to share my gifts with all who Iove art.”  Roxanne is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.


To reach Roxanne Lewis call 561-242-2386.  For more information about the Lake Park Library hours, please call” 561-881-3330.  Roxanne’s exhibit will be on display through April 30, 2013.


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Han Can Paint the Picture for You!

 Have you ever taken a photograph and wished that it could be a painting on your wall? Do you have an idea for a piece of artwork but cannot paint it yourself?  When The Rickie Report met Han and saw his portfolio, we felt a special kinship with him.  He can take what others want to express and transform it into a piece of art for your walls!


Han tells us, “I am a fine artist and mainly paint realism.  My favorite mediums are oil and watercolor.”  In looking at his website, one can see that he appreciates nature, enjoys landscapes and develops a still life that seems real.  When you see his paintings in person, you notice the smallest details, like the lady bugs on the leaves!


 “I get easily inspired by beauty of the nature and I love to paint what I see,” he says.

Han’s painting career began at an early age and he has not stopped since! He has an  inventory of over 170 paintings in various sizes.


Beach Scene

Han also understands the benefit of being involved with other artists in the local art community.  He is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County as well as the Poets of the Palm Beaches.  




While many artists prefer to paint for their own muse, Han welcomes the opportunity to paint for others.  If you have a family photo, he can paint it in either oil or watercolor.  

Here is an example of a still life in which Han brought together many elements which his client wanted: the tarnished silver pitcher, white roses, pears and the family heirloom pearls. His technique gives it texture and the old world feel his client hoped for. Han developed this still life by using multiple photos and merging them into one.


Melissa’s Still Life

Han is also available for painting lessons, understanding that he is helping to nurture the clients’ abilities and not instill his style upon them.  Han’s artwork ranges from $20. to $1,000.  


Young Child

Han’s art is often seen at local galleries and competitions. To see his original oils or watercolors, you can make an appointment by calling: 561-741-34170 or visit his website:   or  You can purchase Art By Han products on


For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420